Dates & Rates

Please review a message from the Executive Director in regards to Summer 2020.


The 2020 Nature Adventures Camp will run from June 22 to August 28, for ten one-week sessions.  Due to Covid-19, the anticipated start of camp is Monday, June 29.


Camp rates are divided into member and nonmember pricing. Typically, nonmember rates are $70 higher than member rates, the cost of a membership to the South Shore Natural Science Center. South Shore YMCA members are automatically members of the South Shore Natural Science Center. *Camp program pricing has increased by up to 20% to accommodate for the significant increase of operational, medical and staffing costs associated with the COVID-19 regulations. In addition, the camp day has been extended to 8:30am – 5:00pm to allow for staggered drop-off and pick-up.  

Tadpoles MWF

Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19.

Age 3:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday  –  Half-day
$150 members, $205 non-members

Tadpoles T/TH

Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19.

Age 3:  Tuesday, Thursday – Half-day
$110 members, $165 non-members


Ages 4-5: Monday through Friday – Half-day
*$275 members, $345 non-members


Entering Grade K: Monday through Friday – Full-day
*$415 members, $485 non-members


Entering Grade 1: Monday through Friday – Full-day
*$415 members, $485 non-members


Entering Grades 2-3: Monday through Friday – Full-day
*$415 members, $485 non-members


Entering Grades 4-6: Monday through Friday – Full-day
*$415 members, $485 non-members

Specialty Camps

Entering Grades 5-8:  Monday through Friday – Full-day

–Fetch! With SSNSC:  Week 4 – Cancelled for 2o2o

–Vet School Camp – Terrestrial Animals: Week 5
*$415 members, $485 non-members

–Vet School Camp – Marine Animals: Week 6
*$415 members, $485 non-members

–Flying Machines: Week 9 – Cancelled for 2020


Ages 12-15:  Monday through Friday – Full-day
*2 Week Sessions – $450 members, $520 non-members per session

Extended Day* Cancelled for 2020
The camp day has expaned to include extended day:  8:30am-5:00pm and is included in the price of camp.

Before Care:  M-F, 8-9am, $47 members, $57 non-members
Lunch Bunch: M-F, 12-1 pm, for half-day campers:
–Chipmunks:  $47 members, $57 non-members
–Tadpoles:  $33 members, $43 non-members
After Care II, M-F, 3:30-5:30pm, for full-day campers, $85 members, $95 non-members

Add Ons:

Science Center family membership, $70. Please see our membership page for more details.

In order to register online at the member rate, SSNSC/SSYMCA Memberships must be active prior to registration.

Questions?  Please call or email Chris Jacobs,, 781.3659.2559 x204


Campership Donations

campers-counselor-owlHelp a child attend camp!

Each year we offer a limited amount of ‘camperships’ to families who could not otherwise attend camp.

We can only do this through your generosity.

To Donate to the ‘Send a kid to Camp’  please contact Chris Jacobs, Executive Director at 781.659.2559 ext. 204

Financial Assistance

The South Shore YMCA strives to serve the entire community. Financial Assistance is available to those who cannot afford fees. Assistance is awarded based on the need demonstrated by household income and/or extenuating circumstances and the funds available. Monies used to fund Financial Assistance are made possible through charitable donations to our Annual Support Campaign. Contact Chris Jacobs at 781-659-2559, or click HERE for an application.

Please note: Financial assistance must be finalized prior to registering for camp. The approval process may take up to 2 weeks. Camp registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.